Grace Jones was born on May 19, 1948. She is a Jamaican American singer, model, and actress.
Biography and Career
Grace Jones was born in Jamaica. She is a daughter of Marjorie and Robert W. Jones, who was a politician and Apostolic clergyman. In 1965, her parents relocate to Syracuse, New York. Jones studied theater at Onondaga Community College.
In 1977, Jones first album, Portfolio was released, then Fame in 1978 and Muse in 1979. These albums generated considerable success in that market.
These albums consisted of pop melodies set to a disco beat, such as All on a Summer's Night, On Your Knees and Do or Die and standards such as, What I Did for Love from musical A Chorus Line, Jacques PrÃ©vert's Autumn Leaves, Send in the Clowns, from Stephen Sondheim's A Little Ni
ght Music and Edith Piaf's signature tune La vie en rose.
In 1981 and 1982 Jones toured the UK, Continental Europe, Scandinavia and the US with her One Man Show, a performance art/pop theatre presentation devised by Jean-Paul Goude and Jones herself, in which she performed tracks from the albums Portfolio, Warm Leatherette and Nightclubbing.
Grace Jones collaborated with the avant garde poet Brigitte Fontaine in a duet named Soufi from Fontaine's latest work released in the fall of 2009.
In the 1973 film Gordon's War, Jones played the role of Mary. In 1985, she played the role of May Day James Bond movie A View to a Kill.
Jones appeared in a number of other motion pictures including the 1986 vampire film Vamp. In 2001, she appeared alongside Tim Curry in Wolf Girl.
Jones is a three-time Saturn Award nominee, a Grammy nominee, a Razzie Award nominee, and a Q Awards Winner. Jones also ranked 82 on VH1's '100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll.
Birth Name: Grace Jones
Birth: May 19, 1948
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